I’m a pretty picky eater, especially when it comes to foods from other cultures or with ingredients I’m not used to eating.
I tried Indian food for the first time about five years ago, and the spices were so foreign to my taste buds that I was completely turned off.
However, my husband has been easing me into broadening my food horizons for a while now, and he got me hooked on a mild but classic dish: butter chicken.
We have this recipe for dinner almost every week, and I’ve really come to love it.
If you’re a fan of butter chicken, you should definitely check this one out; and if you’re new to Indian food, this is a great gateway dish because it’s flavorful and different but doesn’t have a super strong spicy taste to it.
Ingredients (serves 2-3 people):
1. 1 lb chicken breast, cut into cubes
2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
3. 2 tablespoons butter
4. 1 medium onion, chopped finely
5. 2 teaspoons turmeric
6. 1 teaspoon red pepper
7. 1 teaspoon paprika
8. 1 teaspoon garam masala
9. 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
10. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
11. 1/2 teaspoon sugar
12. Salt and pepper to taste
13. 1 15-oz can of tomato sauce
14. 1/2 cup heavy cream
Step 1: Cook the chicken stove top using one tablespoon of the olive oil. It should be cooked through but not browned on the outside. Set aside the chicken once it’s done.
Step 2: Heat the butter stove top over medium heat with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add in the onion, stirring frequently, until it turns transparent.
Step 3: Add the cooked chicken back into the mixture; add all of the spices, the sugar, and the tomato sauce
Step 4: Simmer over low heat, covered, for about 15 minutes. This will help ensure the chicken is cooked all the way through.
Step 5: Add the heavy cream while stirring, and simmer for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. The sauce should start to thicken.
Step 6: Plate over rice (I prefer basmati) and enjoy
What are some of your favorite Indian food recipes?
Comment below with the one you think I should try next time I’m feeling adventurous.
And definitely let me know if you make this butter chicken.
Hope you enjoy! See you tomorrow <3 🙂